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Surprise Penpals April 2019 - International

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Surprise Penpals  April 2019 - International
Swap Coordinator:Sandy1969 (contact)
Swap categories: Letters & Writing 
Number of people in swap:38
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Rating requirement:4.99
Last day to signup/drop:April 5, 2019
Date items must be sent by:April 30, 2019
Number of swap partners:1

Hello Friends,

This swap is for those who loves LETTER WRITING AND PENPALLING.

For this swap you have to write a letter to your given partner. This can be typed or handwritten. Decorate the letter as per your wish. Write at least two pages, about yourself, your family, your hobbies, your future plans, your friends etc.

SURPRISE - One partner will allotted you by Swap-Bot. But the 2nd Partner will be of your choice. Everyone has to choose 2nd PARTNER randomly and send them your letter and goodies Which will be SURPRISE PENPAL for them. So everyone get one PENPAL LETTER sure. But some may get 2 or 3 LETTTERS.

VERY IMPORTANT Those who are not sure to send 2nd letter don't join this Swap. This will same as Flaking. And they will be Bann from all future Swaps.

Check Partners profile and asked them some question, so that in return letter they can answer your questions.

Add some small goodies inside the envelope with your letter, a sticker sheet, some washi samples, postcard etc.

This is International Swap.

Newbies welcome. No recent unexplained 1's and 3. ( recent means 1 & 3 rating in 2018) Rating of at least 4.99 needed. I will be angel if needed.

Any questions, just ask. Comments are also welcome.

Enjoy Letter writing and Have fun :)


Bhindblueeyes 12/24/2018 #

I'm not quite sure how this is going to work seeing as there's no rating system for the second / surprise partner. How is the host going to track and maintain accountability? Because IMO, if someone doesn't send their second letter, this is still flaking yet no one will ever know. Also, what if one person in this swap gets 7 surprise letters? How is this fair to another swapper who may not get a second letter though they wrote two themselves?

Margothecat 12/24/2018 #

Also, how do we get the second person's address? That is only available to the host

splendorpursuit 12/24/2018 #

Agreed with above. Nice idea but needs a little bit more planning in the execution before we can/should join.

Sandy1969 12/25/2018 #

@Bhindblueeyes 2nd partner will be from us only. You have to choose it. I am not allowing any 1&3 Rating in 2018. Everyone get one letter sure. I am responsible for that. 2nd letter is Surprise.

Sandy1969 12/25/2018 #

@Margothecat You will get the 2nd address from me. You have to pm me to whom you want to send second letter.

RooBaRoo 12/26/2018 #

@Bhindblueeyes - it is sort of complex, & it will be difficult to track & ban from future rounds "2nd letter non senders", but it is known to be done earlier. There have been frequent "Postcard Roulette " rounds.

AZmom875 01/18/2019 #

I was going to also say that it worked out fine in the postcard roulette. IT was random, and fun.

Catida 02/26/2019 #

I like this idea. But why would the second round/ surprise penpals be US only? Should participants living outside US still send the second letter, with no chance of getting one in return? That doesn't sound fair. This is marked as international swap, so I think both rounds should be international.

Katti 02/27/2019 #

I can’t see where it’s written that the second letter will go US only. You choose by yourself to who you want to write.

caf1988 03/ 1/2019 #

@Katti Sandy1969 wrote in a comment above "2nd partner will be from us only." It could be a typo, though.

Sandy1969 03/ 3/2019 #

Hello friends, 2nd partner will be of your choice. International or US. Only be sure about you have to send second letter.

Bhindblueeyes 03/19/2019 #

Is responding a requirement of the swap? Or is this also a choice if you feel like you click with your partner?

Sandy1969 03/24/2019 #

@Bhindblueeyes Responding is a choice. But I thought if anyone expect that they should get reply for their letter, then they must reply to their Partner.

Artistic 03/25/2019 #

I read that as "us" being people in the swap, not US as the country.

lawchick 03/29/2019 #

Hi Sandy. Can I ask that you send me any random person as the second address instead of choosing it myself? I’m an indecisive person. Lol

basykes 03/29/2019 #

How can you be sure that everyone gets two letters and some only get 1. This sounds like it has the possibility of becoming like Valentine's day in grammar school.

satinification 03/31/2019 #

I think that's the point - you can receive 1, 2 or even 10 letters. That's why it is a surprise. In any case, you will receive 1 letter and send 2, so you already have the opportunity to get 3 penpals.

Sandy1969 04/ 1/2019 #

@lawchick Yes sure.

Sandy1969 04/ 1/2019 #

@basykes You have to choose 2nd partner. You will get address from me. It may happen that 2 person may choose same person. So, that person will get 2 surprise letters.

Sandy1969 04/ 1/2019 #

Friends, You can pm me to whom you wish to send 2 ND letter. On 5th only you will receive 2 ND address from me.

Sandy1969 04/ 5/2019 #


Give me your 2nd letter preference today on my PM

moonillusion 04/ 6/2019 #

This is such a cute idea hope it works out just as planned!! Yeehaw!

Sandy1969 04/ 6/2019 #


Give me your 2nd letter preference today on my PM.

Sandy1969 04/ 7/2019 #



Lablauri57 04/ 8/2019 #

I like the idea as there are people I haven't heard from for a while. Nice to connect

Sandy1969 04/ 9/2019 #

Friends, Everyone get their 2nd Partner Address.

So All you PM me, when you will receive your 2nd letter.

Special Thanks [email protected] @AZmom875 @lilmermaid

Enjoy the Swap!!

AZmom875 04/19/2019 #

I got my surprise penal letter.

krspellman 05/ 4/2019 #

I received my surprise PenPal letter 💌

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